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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. Charcoal

    I've just started using Royal Oak brand, it is natural wood. You can light it with lighter fluid or paper. I think it makes the food taste a lot better than the charcoal briquets.
  2. I've had the beef lasagna and my husband even liked it. It is a little on the bland side, but some extra oregano and red pepper and it was great!
  3. Mayo Clinic Celiac Center

    I was referred there by my gastro doc and a surgeon. They thought I was having biliary problems because my liver enzymes were elevated and every time I ate something fatty I got severe right upper quadrant pain and nausea. My gastro doc wanted to send me there after an ERCP that went bad (sprained abdominal muscles) and a negative enteroclysis (looking for celiac and crohn's) because he found my abdominal lymph nodes were enlarged on CT and the fact I had chronic diarrhea, night sweats, itchy rash - but I bucked him because I didn't think my insurance would pay for it. Insurance did pay for it and am I ever glad I went. I did get a call from my gastro after my diagnosis and he felt sooo bad he didn't figure it out. I think he was so fixated on my liver and RUQ pain he couldn't see "out of the box".
  4. Judy05, I called Schwan's headquarters after I was diagnosed to ask about their modified food starch and they stated it is from corn. So far I haven't had any trouble with CC, but I am still new and feeling icky some days (been on the diet for 2 1/2 months and got glutened for sure once). Thankfully most of their ice cream is gluten free - other than the brownie and confetti cake.
  5. Waking Cold And Shaky

    I wasn't real shaky when I tested, but felt "odd". I did have my thyroid checked a year ago and it was okay. I've had it checked off and on because of the fatigue, dry skin and being overweight. I have lost about 30 pounds over the last four years, so I'm not considered obese anymore, but I do eat a lot of sweets. I just crave sugar. It's awful - sometimes I will buy a can of frosting (gluten-free now) and eat it by the spoonful. I will keep testing myself over the next week and see what happens. Thank you everyone for your input and support. This is all pretty overwhelming for me right now.
  6. Waking Cold And Shaky

    I checked my blood sugar this morning and it was 95.
  7. Waking Cold And Shaky

    My husband is a type I juvenile diabetic, I'll use his test meter in the morning and see what I'm running and let you guys know. I should have thought of that anyway. I can be such a dough-head. Must be the gluten-induced fog. I never thought it could be the "grazing" I end up doing in the evening. A cookie here, a cracker there. I LOVE sweets - gluten free sweets that is. LOL
  8. I Want Beer!

    I am so thankful I live in Wisconsin! I can purchase New Grist at our local Fesitval Foods for a bargain at $6.79/6 pack!
  9. Waking Cold And Shaky

    I will try that. I have been overweight my whole life so it wouldn't surprise me to have blood sugar problems and type II diabetes does run in the family. Thanks for your input.
  10. My sister-in-law makes her own wine and I'm wondering if "wine yeast" is okay. I tried to do a search but couldn't find anything.
  11. Waking Cold And Shaky

    After I take a nice hot shower I feel a lot better. I have felt kind of strange (things seem surreal) since going on the diet, so maybe I'm just trying to blame everything on celiac. I have no idea what my body is going to do from one day to the next. One day I'm full of energy and the next I'm so pooped all I want to do is sleep. I hope this doesn't go on forever.
  12. I have been gluten free almost two months and have started waking up very cold and trembly/shaky. Could this be a detox type deal? I'm not dripping with sweat so I don't think it's night sweats. Anyone else experience anything similar? Thanks.
  13. Mayo Clinic Celiac Center

    I was diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic in March. Everyone there was so nice. I saw Dr. Roman Perri. I think he must be a resident or something. But he was very knowledgeable. I stayed at the Brentwood All Suites (it has changed names numerous times so I'm not totally sure of the name now) and they also have refrigerators and microwaves. I believe they have laundry facilities also and you get clinic rates there too. I would definitely make the trip. I was very skeptical at first when I was referred there, but they figured out in one day what other doctors couldn't. And you will be there several days. I was scheduled for a two day stay, but ended up with three. Of course I only packed enough clothes for two days and had to go to the gift shop to buy an extra shirt and some socks. LOL
  14. What I've found that is tasty is warm up the "bread" in the microwave for a few seconds, then drown it in pure maple syrup. It's about the only way I can eat the stuff. I've been using corn tortillas to make roll ups for lunch - I never was a sandwich eater, but I can't eat in the cafeteria at work anymore so what is a girl to do?
  15. Just Plain Sad

    Nessa, I was diagnosed a month ago and was sad and angry for quite a while. My husband said to me one day "you should thank God that they finally found out what's wrong with you". I told him I would thank Him as soon as I was done being ticked off. I am no longer ticked off. Once you get out there and see how much food is available things will seem much better. If you have a sweet tooth (mine is HUGE) Grandma Ferdon's.com has wonderful frozen brownies and cookies. Kinnikinick (?) has the BEST doughnuts. And if you want a good cracker - Blue Diamond Almond Thins are excellent. I don't know what type of grocery stores are in your area, but we have a Festival Foods and they have a wonderful gluten free frozen section and carry quite a few cereals, flours, mixes, etc. I'm still not 100% (I got glutened on vacation), but my good days are good and there are getting to be more and more of them. There IS a light at the end of the tunnel and it's not a train........